Mad Mike Whiddett featured on Speedhunters!
Garrett sponsored driver, Mad Mike Widdett gets a full feature of his win at D1NZ Round 4 with his Garrett GTX4508R Turbocharged Mazda RX8!
Mike talks about his switch from another turbocharger to the Garrett GTX4508R:
“A lot of people said that we’d have too much lag switching to the Garrett, but I couldn’t be happier with how everything has turned out. The T51R was awesome and super responsive, but the boost flattened-out too early on in the rev range. Between Garrett, PPRE and Haltech, everyone decided that the GTX45 was the best option for the set-up, and the dyno plot backed it up. Before we had around 660-odd horsepower at the wheels, but now we’re up to 812 horsepower at the wheels. With the amount of boost we’re running we’re not even pushing the engine either, and that’s what I wanted so we could keep it reliable.”
Read more about Mad Mike’s interview and the all new found power thanks to a Garrett GTX Turbocharger here: http://www.speedhunters.com/2013/03/kiwi-drift-mad-mike-in-full-effect/